Climate change is not a hoax, but as a political matter, it is a persistent pretext for expanding government control over the economy, redistributing wealth, and empowering unaccountable elites at the expense of voters and their elected representatives.

In fact, climate change does not endanger the survival of civilization or the habitability of the planet. So-called climate solutions are bureaucratic power grabs and corporate welfare schemes with no detectable climate-related benefits.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute offers a realistic policy alternative to both catastrophism and denialism to policy makers and the public that preserves our climate and allows for abundant energy and economic development.

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Vol. I, No. 1

Science Climate Change? Not Yet! Finally someone has brought the climate change debate back down to earth. Amidst claims by environmentalists that we are in…

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Hurricane Hype

The Clinton-Gore Administration has seized upon recent weather extremes to promote the fear of global warming. Speaking in North Dakota after this spring's floods, President…

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Precautionary Petard

The Precautionary Principle – the proposition that new technologies or products should not be permitted until we know they won't endanger health, safety, or…

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The Costs of Kyoto

In 1997, the Competitive Enterprise Institute set out to answer just that question. CEI sponsored a conference on the implications of an international treaty…

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Cool Climate…

Environmental activists are increasing the heat on policy makers worldwide to do something about global warming before it is too late. They charge that human…

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Hot Politics

As United Nations negotiations for the Global Climate Convention convene this month, scientists on the UN's panel of expert advisers are under fire for altering…

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The Market and Nature

(Originally appeared in The Freeman, September 1993) Many environmentalists are dissatisfied with the environmental record of free economies.  Capitalism, it is claimed, is…

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Carnival of Dunces

  Rio is a beautiful city, shoehorned between steep granite mountains and seemingly infinite sandy beaches where, despite the thinning of the ozone layer, eco-efficient clothing…

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Daren Bakst

Director of the Center for Energy and Environment and Senior Fellow

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Sam Kazman

Counsel Emeritus

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Marlo Lewis, Jr.

Senior Fellow

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Ben Lieberman

Senior Fellow

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Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Founder; Chairman Emeritus

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Kevin D. Williamson

Writer in Residence

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